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Volume-45, 3-9 January, 2018


Test of General Awareness

(useful for IBPS (Clerks & Officers)SBI SSCUPSC Exams.)

Q1)Which of the following is correct abut Uranium Corporation of India Ltd. (UCIL) ?

a)a Public Sector Undertaking under the Department of Atomic Energy, is engaged in mining and processing of uranium ore in the country.

b) The company is operating seven uranium mines in the State of Jharkhand and one uranium mine in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

c) Both (a) and (b)

d) None of these

Q2) West Coast Canal (WCC) between which of the following ?

a)Kottapuram to Kollam along with Champakara and Udyogmandal Canals, declared earlier as National Waterway-3, has further been extended in the north up to Kozhikode vide National Waterways Act, 2016.

b) Allahabad to Haldia

c) Kakinada to Chennai

d) None of these

Q3)What is the  criteria presently followed for specification of a community as a Scheduled Tribe  ?

a)indications of primitive traits;

b)distinctive culture;  geographical isolation;

c)shyness of contact with the community at large; and backwardness.

d) All the above

Q4)Give details about   ZojilaTunnel ?

a) 2-lane bi-directional Zojila Tunnel with Parallel Escape (Egress) Tunnel excluding approaches on Srinagar-Leh section connecting NH-1A at Km 95.00 and at Km 118.00 in Jammu & Kashmir on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode.

b) The construction of this tunnel will provide all weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh and will bring about all round economic and socio-cultural integration of these regions.

c) Both (a) and (b)

d) None of these

Q5)What is Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) ?

a) that is a compact launcher for small satellites

b)for Bigger rockets

c)for long distances

d) None of these

Q6)Which of the following are correct ( relating to the events happened before independence of India ?

a) The Treaty of Lahore : 11 March 1846

b) The Treaty of Amritsar :16 March 1846

c)the Instrument of Accession : 27 October 1947; Standstill Agreement between the newly independent dominions of India and Pakistan and the Princely states of the British India prior to their integration in the new dominion.

d) All the above

Q7) Ash content of coal produced in the country is generally     25 to 45% whereas average ash content       of imported  coal  varies from 10 to 20%. What are the reasons for it ?

a) Indian Coal has comparatively higher ash content than imported coal due to drift theory of formation of coal deposits in India.

b) Coal seams formed due to drift theory contains higher ash as compared to in-situ theory of formation

c) Both (a) and (b)

d) None of these

Q8)Give details about 'Paris Agreement' ?

a) The Paris Agreement was adopted under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015.

b) It has been ratified by 172 Parties

c)Only USA has submitted a written communication to UN Secretary-General stating its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

d) All the above

Q9)Give details about NCAP?

a) "The government has formulated National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) as a medium term national level strategy to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner.

b) The overall objective is to augment and evolve effective ambient air quality monitoring network across the country besides ensuring comprehensive management plan for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution.

c) The NCAP focuses on collaborative and participatory approach covering all sources of pollution and coordination between relevant Central Ministries, State Governments, local bodies and other stakeholders.

d) All the above

Q10)What are the concluding recommendations in the 18th All India Whips' Conference, 2018 concluded in Udaipur, Rajasthan ?

a)the Reform of Zero Hour for prompt reply and  ATR from concerned Ministry

b)developing the concept of Committee Hour for discussing reports of various Committees by the Legislatures; Reforms in the structure of Private Members Business; Legislative framework for more working days in both Union and State Legislatures;

c) Infrastructural and Institutional support to Chief Whips for better coordination and functioning of Legislatures and Parliament; Digitization of the Secretariats of       the State Legislatures; Consensus building in the Legislatures for not going to the well of the House by the Members etc.

d) All the above ten recommendations

Q11)Which countries' persons of Indian origin are PMs ?

a)Prime Ministers of Mauritius

b)PM  of Portugal

c) PM of Ireland

d)All the above

Q12) The Annual Meeting 2018 of the World Economic Forum shall be held from 23-26 January 2018 at Davos in Switzerland. What is the theme of this meeting ?

a) Housing for All

b)'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World'.

c) Health for All

d) Internet for All

Q13)The components of the economic activity 'Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing' and their respective approximate GVA shares which of the following ?

a)Crops : 60%

b)Livestock : 20%

c) Forestry & Loggin : 8.5 %  ; Fishing and acquaculture : 5.5 %

d) All the above

Q14) Which state is undertaking its own operations under Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana?

a) Madhya Pradesh

b) Bihar

c) West Bengal

d) Odisha

Q15) We got the name of Bihar from which of the following ?

a) There were  viharasat the time of Lord Buddha and Emperor Ashoka . From the word 'vihara', Bihar is shaped




Q16) Prince Siddhartha to become Lord Buddha. For Ashoka, the warrior king  became ______ .

a)Dhamma Ashoka

b) Kala Ashoka

c) Chanda Ashoka

d) None of these

Q17)Who is called as ' Light of Asia' ?

a) Lord Buddha

b) Lord Krishna

c) Lord Rama

d) None of these

Q18) Where the  4th International Conference on Dharma-Dhamma is conducted ?


b)Rajgir, Bihar  (January 11, 2018).




Answer key of Qs, Published in issue 27 January-02 February, 2018

1              D

2              D

3              A

4              A

5              A

6              D

7              D

8              A

9              B

10           A

11           C

12           A

13           D

14           A

15           A

16           C

17           D

18           D

19           A

20           B

21           D

22           A

23           A

24           A

25           D

26           A

27           A

28           C

29           D

30           B

31           A

32           A